From the graphic novel of the same name by Mark Millar
Young wannabe superheroes take the law into their own hands.
This movie has gotten a lot of flack, mostly because of the clip of Nicolas Cage shooting his movie daughter, which is a pretty disturbing clip when taken out of context…it made me sit up and go, Whoa! when someone (Spider Jerusalem, maybe?) sent it to me.
But the movie, N. Cage aside, is worth seeing. Lots of great action scenes, bad guys you love to hate, excellent special effects, some good dialogue.
I read the graphic novel a long time ago, but as I remember, the movie is pretty faithful to it…I’m going to re-read it before posting this, but that is my memory. And the young actors they have playing the two main characters are excellent.
But Nicolas Cage. Ex-honey Nicolas Cage. Sigh. It’s really sad that in a movie where he essentially plays two roles (one the nebbishy author father and the other the vigilante superhero trainer) the more believeable is the father. He is just no longer convincing as an action hero, and since he can’t act for crap, this kind of puts a damper on his movie career.
Except, of course, it DOESN’T. And that’s sad too.
If you like action movies, especially slightly oddball ones, rent this, it’s good.